Jewellers Business Sold In Heathfield

Lawson Commercial have successfully sold another jewellers business, this time P W Major Ltd who are at 61 High Street, Heathfield. This is a long established business believed to have been in the Town for over 40 years and was being sold due to the retirement and ill health of the original proprietors.

The building is an interesting one having retail accommodation at the front with workshop, office and kitchen on the 1st floor together with 3 further rooms on the 2nd floor. There is also some useful space in the basement which is at ground level at the rear of the building. Overall the building is over1,100 sq ft. The business holds a long lease expiring in 2018 at a rent of £8,000 pa and a small premium was paid. The business has been acquired by Pearls of  Alfriston who will be re-opening the premises after an extensive refurbishment.

Lawson Commercial partner Chris Lawson said: ‘Another successful sale of a jewellers, one of several which we have now concluded. It is always good to see a business retained in the High Street and carrying on into the future. We wish Pearls of Alfriston every success in their new premises.’

61 High Street Heathfield

2 New Fashion Businesses Coming To Uckfield High Street

Lawson Commercial have let the former Procters Healthcare premises at 75 High Street, Uckfield, just below the Post Office. This was a shop of just under 700 sq ft on the ground floor with a very useful 1st floor showroom/office of 325 sq ft. The shop has been let to a new fashion business who are currently fitting out and who are going to use the 1st floor for a tanning studio.

Lawson Commercial have also let the former financial services premises at 150 High Street to another new fashion business that is to specialise not only in fashion but also accessories plus indoor and outdoor homewear. These premises, which are just under 700 sq ft and include 2 rooms at the rear, were let at close to the asking rent of £12,500 pa.

Richard Oldfield of Lawson Commercial who handled these lettings said: ‘It is good to see some proper retailers coming back into the Town particularly fashion businesses. Both businesses are experienced retailers having premises elsewhere so it shows confidence in the future of Uckfield High Street.’